For: The Dictionary of American Philosophers
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
THOMSON, Judith Jarvis (1929– ) Judith Jarvis Thomson received her BA from Barnard College in 1950, her MA from Cambridge University in 1956, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1959. Her first teaching position was at Barnard where she was a lecturer from 1955–9, an instructor from 1959–60, and then Assistant Professor from 1960–2. In 1963, she moved to Boston, first as an Assistant Professor at Boston University (1963–4), and then to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she has remained ever since. She became full Professor in 1969, and between 1990 and 1996 held the Laurence S. Rockefeller Chair in Philosophy at MIT. She has received a large number of awards and honours, and contributed in many ways to professional philosophy in America. In 1992, she held the Presidency of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), and in 1999, she gave the Tanner Lectures at Princeton University. She is Chair of the American Philosophical Association's Board of Officers for 2002-5, and gave the Association's Carus Lectures in 2003. She is also widely acknowledged as one of the best teachers of philosophy, and the excellence of the graduate program at MIT is due in no small measure to her influence. Thomson’s philosophical work ranges widely but her main areas of concentration are moral philosophy and metaphysics. In moral philosophy, Thomson has made seminal contributions to all three sub-fields of that discipline, applied ethics, moral theory and metaethics. (Indeed, the nature of her work makes these divisions seem somewhat artificial.) The papers gathered together in Rights, Restitution and Risk, and, since then, papers such as, ‘Self- Defence’, ‘Physician Assisted Suicide: Two Moral Arguments’ and ‘Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers Brief’ (written jointly with John RAWLS, Robert NOZICK, Ronald DWORKIN.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
William J. Rapaport (2005). CASTANEDA, Hector-Neri (1924–1991). In John R. Shook (ed.), The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960. Thoemmes Press.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1999). Physician‐Assisted Suicide: Two Moral Arguments. Ethics 109 (3):497-518.
Nancy Davis (1988). Rights and Moral Theory: A Critical Review of Judith Thomson's Rights, Restitution, and Risk:Rights, Restitution, and Risk. Judith Jarvis Thomson, William Parent. Ethics 98 (4):806-.
Laureano Ralon, Interview with Carl Mitcham. Figure/Ground Communication's Scholarly Interview Series.
Ernest Lepore & Kirk Ludwig (2004). Donald Davidson. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):309–333.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1994). Goodness and Utilitarianism. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (4):5 - 21.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1998). Reply to Critics. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):753-764.
M. B. E. Smith (1992). Review Essay / the Best Intuitionistic Theory Yet! Thomson on Rights. Criminal Justice Ethics 11 (2):85-97.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1986). Rights, Restitution, and Risk: Essays, in Moral Theory. Harvard University Press.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1990). The Realm of Rights. Harvard University Press.
John Oberdiek (2004). Lost in Moral Space: On the Infringing/Violating Distinction and its Place in the Theory of Rights. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 23 (4):325 - 346.
Jo Difford (2012). Doubts About a Classic Defence of Abortion. Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 17 (1):122-129.
Judith Jarvis Thomson (1964). Private Languages. American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (1):20 - 31.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads2 ( #404,669 of 1,679,399 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?